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RIDGE RUN – Students from across the territory go over the results from last Friday’s 41st running of the Carmacks Ridge Run hosted every year by the Tantalus School and the community. Photo by NICHOLLE INGALLS

Students converge on Carmacks for annual Ridge Run

The Carmacks Ridge Run organized by the Tantalus School was no less popular last Friday than it has been over the last four decades.

By Chuck Tobin on May 10, 2018

The Carmacks Ridge Run organized by the Tantalus School was no less popular last Friday than it has been over the last four decades.

School principal Morgan Douglas-Alexander estimated this week approximately 450 students from 10 Yukon schools attended the annual Ridge Run.

“We have elementary schools, F.H. Collins came, Vanier, Jack Hulland.” Morgan said. “We had kids from Pelly, from Ross River, from Dawson, we had kids from all over.”

Morgan said the size of Friday’s 41st running of the event was about on par with other years, with the exception of last year’s 40th anniversary race which drew in some 700 student runners.

“We have the entire community involved and of course all of my staff work on the race, at the results table, up on the ridge and at the end,” Morgan said.

She said government agencies like wildlife management, the Emergency Measures Organization and Wildland Fire Management are also involved.

Some students like to run it because they’ve done it every year and others run against the clock, Douglas-Alexander said.

The Tantalus School provides ribbons to the top three runners in each category, which includes 3-km and 5-km courses for both girls and boys – and some teachers too.

Female:

• Novice 3-km (six and seven year olds) – Kira Cross of Grey Mountain Primary finished first in a time of 33 minutes and 30 seconds;

• Atom 3-km (8-9) – Zoe Betz of Grey Mountain Primary finished first in a time of 24:47 seconds;

• Pee Wee 3-km (10-11) – Lucy Baxter of Whitehorse Elementary School finished first in a time of 19:59;

• Pee Wee, Bantam combined 5-km (11-13) – Lauren Faulkner of Jack Hulland Elementary finished first in a time of 22:51;

• Midget 5-km (14-15) – Annie Cable of F.H. Collins finished first in a time of 31:15;

• Juvenile 5-km (16-17) – Jayden Demchuk of F.H. Collins finished first in a time of 25:25;

• Adult 5-km – Gemma Clark of Jack Hulland finished first with a time of 23:33.

Male:

• Novice 3-km (six and seven year olds) – Zechariah Johnnie of Tantalus School finished first with a time of 22:12;

• Atom 3-km (8-9) – Jack Henderson of Golden Horn Elementary finished first with a time of 17:14;

• Pee Wee 3-km (10-11) – Jonah McConnell of Whitehorse Elementary finished first with a time of 16:36;

• Bantam 5-km (12-13) – Sebastian Insley of Whitehorse Elementary finished first in a time of 20:10;

• Midget 5-km (14-15) – Victor-Emile Thibeault of F.H. Collins finished first in a time of 18:34;

• Juvenile 5-km (16-17) – Derek Deuling of F.H. Collins finished first with a time of 17:35;

• Adult 5-km – Dennis Itsi of the Ross River School finished in a time of 31:15.

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